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n. Greek Mythology
A son of Oedipus and Jocasta for whom an expedition against Thebes was raised.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a son of Oedipus and Jocasta, for whom the Seven Against Thebes sought to regain Thebes. He and his brother Eteocles killed each other in single combat before its walls


(ˌpɒl əˈnaɪ siz)

a son of Oedipus and Jocasta, on whose behalf the Seven against Thebes were organized.
References in classic literature ?
He came once to Mycenae, not as an enemy but as a guest, in company with Polynices to recruit his forces, for they were levying war against the strong city of Thebes, and prayed our people for a body of picked men to help them.
Translated by Yorgos Blanas and Directed by Cezaris Grauzinis, the cast includes Yiannis Stankoglou as Eteocles and Giorgos Papandreou as Polynices.
The romance recounts the fight between Eteocles and Polynices about who is to rule Thebes.
Hence the question of allowing funeral rites for her dead brother, Polynices, is not so much about the maltreatment meted out to him after 'death', but how Antigone struggles to assert her right, and eventually has to pay with her life, because of her rebellion against authority.
The final example of suicide we will be dealing with, is that of the famous female character Antigone, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, sister of Polynices and Eteocles.
Rogers has cast two additional actors to play Eteocles and Polynices for the film segment only.
However, this burial had been strictly forbidden by Creon, Antigone's uncle and the new king of Thebes, who believed that Polynices had betrayed the Gods and the kingdom.
The story of Antigone, a set text at GCSE and A level, centres around the children of Oedipus - Antigone, her sister Ismene and brothers Polynices and Eteocles.
He returns to prominence in the tragedy only when Teiresias alludes to his potential death (1064-8), which prompts Creon to finally change his mind (1095-7) and rush off to bury Polynices and free Antigone (1108-14).
Book One is designed to disprove the position of Polynices in Euripides' The Phoenician Women, that exile is an unhappy state in which to live.
56) Nor does Tisiphone attempt to infect him with impietas as she does with Polynices and Eteocles in Book 1 (124-30).
Polynices is finally buried by the repentant Creon.